This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced to the 'policy cycle' stages analysis of the policy making process. In their major essay or briefing paper, students will apply theory to practice by examining political decision-making on a topical issue of their choosing (such as climate change, asylum seekers, gay marriage etc.). In this unit students are introduced to policy analysis with a theoretical and applied focus in the interests of better understanding the politics of public policy.
|Unit name||The Politics of Policy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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On Campus: web-based delivery of 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly and 1 x 50 minute tutorial weekly
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
Minor Paper 1000 words (10%), Tutorial participation/ online discussion (10%), Major paper 2500 words (40%), Exam (40%)
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